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2022-05-14 22:54:12 By : Mr. Jerry Zhou

“As Canadians spend more time at home, they’re craving decor that exudes a sense of nature, tranquillity and old-world charm. This desire is extending to roofing,” says Nathalie Lambert with BP Canada.

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The roof of a house can be its crowning glory or a telltale sign of aging.

There are many signs that indicate when it’s time to replace a home’s roof, says Nathalie Lambert, marketing director of Building Products of Canada Corp. (BP Canada). A building industry leader, the company has produced home building and renovation products since 1905.

“The most common indicator that it’s time to replace your roof is shingles with excessive curling and loss of granules,” says Lambert. Dark patches on light shingles or lighter patches on dark shingles are indications of loss of granules. Granules may also be evident in a home’s gutters or downspouts.

Lambert adds, “The lifespan of a roof varies depending on a variety of environmental factors as well as roof design. Most laminated shingles come with a limited lifetime warranty. One should expect the roof to last between 25 and 40 years.”

When selecting a new roofing system, homeowners should consider both style and function.

“A roof should be viewed as a crown jewel on top of your home to complement today’s upscale exterior finishes,” says Lambert. “It’s no longer just about having a functional roof overhead, but rather, the trend is to combine durability with fashion and infuse roofing with colour, texture and a mix of materials to enhance the overall curb appeal of a home.”

BP Canada is taking roof designs to new heights with its new Manoir collection of laminated shingles that mimics the luxurious look of European castles. It’s the first line of shingles to come out of BP Canada’s newly created Chroma Colour Lab.

The Manoir collection is definitely on trend for 2022, offering an array of colours inspired by nature and luxurious stone finishes.

“As Canadians spend more time at home, they’re craving decor that exudes a sense of nature, tranquillity and old-world charm. This desire is extending to roofing,” says Lambert.

“Trending roof colours are deeper and richer, inspired by stone, earth, sand, bark and the sea — timeless hues that enhance a home’s uniqueness while evoking a sense of calm and blending with the surrounding environment.”

Natural combinations of grey and beige with a pop of blue will be especially popular, she adds, as will earthy grey tones resembling weathered pieces of wood.

This wide range of colours makes it easier for homeowners to select roofing materials that match their home’s personality and individual style, says Lambert.

“Rich brown earth tones with a natural stone texture lend themselves to a country look. For a more modern esthetic, grey-brown shades of shingles work well with today’s dark brown and black exteriors.”

Texture also is an important roofing design element for 2022.

“We’ll increasingly see roofing products that unify wood, stone, coloured concrete and imitation ceramic steel elements together as one harmonious whole,” says Lambert.

“Whether combining tone-on-tone textures or an interesting mix of finishes, the new roofing product blends are designed to exude warmth and a natural feel.”

Even more important than the colour and style of a roofing product is its functionality. With severe weather events on the rise across the country, homeowners are advised to select high-performance roofing products that provide maximum resistance and protection against high winds, wind-driven rain, ice buildup and hail.

“BP has introduced a variety of innovations to its shingles. BP’s Weather-Tite Technology is a patented sealant technology which provides added wind resistance and protection against water infiltration from wind-driven rain. Our Manoir collection is equipped with this technology and comes with a standard 220 km/h wind warranty, equivalent to a category four hurricane,” says Lambert.

“BP’s Vanguard impact-resistant shingles are another example. They are made from polymer-modified asphalt that gives it better flexibility. The shingle provides resistance to hail and roof deck movement caused by temperature changes during the year.”

How can homeowners tell which roof finish will best complement their homes?

“A good rule of thumb is to stay true to the overall style of the home,” says Lambert. “A roof covering should be in harmony with the overall style and colour scheme of the house. This is especially important since this is a decision that will last for many years.”

To help consumers visualize which roofing products will best complement their own homes, BP Canada has developed a free, simple-to-use online visualizer tool. To access the BP Canada Visualizer, go to https://bpcan.com/visualizer/. Further information about roofing products is available at www.bpcan.com.

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